There are two overarching questions on my mind.
- How can we take advantage of the vastly increasing social economy? In Philanthropy and Social Investing: Blueprint 2011 I point out the likelihood of tremendous growth in private resources for public good. I also point out some of the ways this could fail to happen, the ways it might be offset by public sector cutbacks, and encourage us to think about the intersections between the now ever present distinct options from social businesses to nonprofits, investing to philanthropy.
- What are the new rules we need to make the most of this social economy? This is, in essence, the core of a new project I will be working on at Stanford come Fall 2011.
I'd love to focus this as much as possible on your questions. If you'd like to do some homework in advance of the session, you can purchase a discounted copy of the Blueprint 2011 annual industry forecast. Please send me questions about the social economy via twitter @p2173 or in the comments below. Thanks and hope to "see" you on the 17th.